Growing up in Michigan I had the opportunity to visit Cedar Point a lot in my youth. Every year our church youth group would visit the park and occasionally our family would visit. It has been 20+ years since I’ve been to Cedar Point, but it was exactly how I remembered.
Cedar Point is the second oldest amusement park in the United States dating back to before 1870. It is nestled on a small island in Lake Erie just off the shore of Sandusky, OH. In 1870 a ferry would have to take you to Cedar Point, but now it is accessible by bridge. Cedar Point is the number 1 rated amusement park on the planet and is most noted for its insane coasters.
There are 17 coasters at Cedar Point and they are some of the best in the world. Top Thrill Dragster is 420 feet tall and goes 120-mph making it the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world (well, as of 2011, that could have changed) There is also the Millennium Force which is 310 feet tall and goes 93-mph. Those are some fast coasters. I would like to drive that fast, but don’t have much desire to be in a coaster going that fast. My friends assure me it is a great time!
We don’t ride coasters, but it is fun to wander around the park and watch the insanity of the coasters. People love them and will stand in line for hours for the opportunity to ride them.
For non-coaster riders, like us, there are lots of other rides in the park for you to enjoy. We keep it really tame and ride things that, generally, don’t leave the ground.
and, of course, going on the racing horse merry-go-round.
There are lots of food options at Cedar Point as well. Subway, Panda Express, Johnny Rockets, and Chick-fil-a are some of the well-known eateries. In addition, there are kiosks and restaurants you can dine at. We indulged in some delicious pretzels.
There are also some great shows at Cedar Point and even a fun Snoopy show. Quite honestly there is something for everyone at Cedar Point, whether you love coasters or just want to see a couple great shows Cedar Point is a great place to spend a day.
Know before you go:
Find Cedar Point online here.
Ticket prices start at $44.99 online / $51.99 gate.
Hours: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. (hours change seasonally, check the site to confirm)
Location: One Cedar Point Drive Sandusky, OH 44870
disclaimer: I was provided 3 comped tickets through Mom Bloggers Club in exchange for my honest opinion.